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Minden Council Approves Fireworks, Hears Plans For Runza

A discussion about the Minden Chamber of Commerce’s fireworks show in 2015 sparked some dissension between Minden City of Council members during their regular meeting on November 17th. On the agenda was a request from the Minden Chamber of Commerce asking the city to cost share 50% with the chambe...

Axtell Graduate Starts Custom Fishing Rod Business

A love of fishing, a 4-H project, and fond memories of time spent with her grandfather was the recipe that sparked a business idea for Liz Lammers of Axtell. The 2014 graduate of Axtell High School has her own hobby business, Bidrowski Custom Fishing Supplies, offering custom-made rods and hand-tied...

Christmas Traditions

2014 Calendar of Events Friday, November 28 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. — Food, Gift Wrapping & Cookie Walk at the Senior Center 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. — Photos with Mr. and Mrs. Claus and a Bake Sale at the Minden Opera House 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. — Christmas Tree Walk at the Kearney County Historical Museum 1:...

County Board Takes Action On Roads And Zoning Projects

At the November 18th Kearney County Board of Supervisors meeting, Vontz Paving Inc. won the bid for asphalt resurfacing four miles of 40 Road South. The county board opened bids at 10:00 a.m. during the meeting and only one other bid was received from Warner Construction. The winning bid for the ov...

Ali Rowse Signs To Play At UNK

Volleyball has been a major part of Ali Rowse’s life since she has been born. Ali has been involved in volleyball her entire life thanks to her father, Minden Whippet head coach Ed Rowse. Rowse has grown up in the Minden program and for the past four years has starred for the Whippets. All of Rows...

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Surgeon Dr. Melissa Stade Starts Practice At Kearney Co. Hospital

Kearney County Health Services (KCHS) has announced the addition of a general surgeon to the monthly specialty clinics offered at the hospital. Dr. Melissa Stade with the Kearney Regional Medical Center,...

Honoring Our Veterans

Retired MSGT Michael Pittner was the featured speaker at the Veterans Day celebration on November 11 at the C.L. Jones Middle School in Minden. Activities were held in all area schools to honor those who...

A Family Tradition Of Excellence

Tim Emal of Minden and Shawn Soderquist of Axtell had a common goal in mind when they took over operation of the family cabinet business ­— to keep up the tradition of fine custom cabinet building started...

MPS Considers Financing Options For New School

In their first regular meeting since the school bond passed in the election, the Minden Public Schools (MPS) Board of Education passed a resolution to extend, amend and modify the contract with Boyd Jones...

Over Half Of Kearney Co. Voters Turn Out In General Election

Turn-out for the November 4th General Election in Kearney County was above the state average. The Kearney County Election Office reported that 59.6 percent of registered voters in the county participated...

Sales Tax Increase Passes By Landslide

Minden To Build New High School

City of Minden Sales Tax Passed By Landslide

Minden Will Get A New High School

Local World War II Veterans Share Personal Stories Of Service

Hospital Board Approves Water Filtration And New Flooring

MPS Levy Rate Down In 2014

Minden Mayor Hopes Voters Will Approve Both Water and School

Annual Event Will Help Fund New Diagnostics For KCHS

Stutz Enjoys New Position


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Lady Cats Are Fourth In Class D-1

The Axtell Lady Cats volleyball team completed a very successful 2014 season with its second straight appearance in the Nebraska Schools Activities Association State Volleyball Tournament November 13-15...

Ali Rowse Signs To Play At UNK

Minden Whippet senior Ali Rowse signed her letter of intent to play volleyball on November 12 at the University of Nebraska-Kearney. See the November 19th Courier for photo and full caption.

Lady Cats Are Headed To State

The Axtell Lady Cats volleyball team punched its ticket to the 2014 Nebraska State Volleyball Championships in Lincoln on November 13-15. The Lady Cats won the Class D1-5 district title defeating Blue...

Minden Defeated By Stars In C1-10 Subdistrict Final

The Minden Whippets had their 2014 season come to an end short of their goal every year - reaching the Class C-1 state volleyball tournament. The Class C-1 runner-up in 2013, Minden has been bitten by...

Lady Falcons Lose In First Round Of D2-6 Subdistricts

The Wilcox-Hildreth Lady Falcons volleyball team had its 2014 season come to an end in the Class D2-6 subdistrict tournament held on Nov. 3 in Hastings at Chapman Gymnasium on the campus of Hastings St....

Spalding Academy Knock Falcons Out Of Six-Man State Playoffs

Falcons Split Two At Franklin Invite

Whippets Win Two At Raymond Central

Cats Fall To Bobcats

Axtell Ends Season With Two More Wins

Whippets Are Third In SWC Tourney

Dawgs Drop Season Finale To Bison

State Cross Country

Minden Wins Class C Golf Title

Sorensen, Minden Boys Qualify For 2014 State Meet